Self-mastery is the key. If you can master yourself, everything else becomes easy. It’s easy to get ahead at work. It’s easy to be healthy. It’s easy to save money and maintain relationships. Can you master yourself? Key your attention on the long-term impact of behaviors and avoid short-term pleasures that lead to long-term challenges. Focus on long-term goals is one of the strategies for achieving greater self-mastery.
Are you in great shape? Do you only eat healthy foods? Why not? Is it because you’re confused about which foods are healthy and which are not? No. Most people, know what to do, but lack the self-mastery to follow through. You actually know enough to make significant changes in your life. Knowledge isn’t the challenge. The challenge is managing yourself and your behaviors through greater self-mastery.
Another strategy for achieving greater self-mastery to make a list of the things you should do each day, but aren’t. This list might include things like exercising, reading a book, doing some research, starting a new business, drinking eight glasses of water, paying your bills, flossing, and making social connections. Make a list of the things you do each day, but shouldn’t. Maybe you stay up too late, watch too much TV, waste time playing video games, smoke, and show up late to work. Think about all the things you do that sacrifice your health, career, finances, social life, and happiness. Begin by addressing one item from each list. Slowly eliminate one of the negative items and add one of the positive items. Habits are challenging to change, but you’ve developed habits without even trying. Imagine what you can accomplish intentionally.
The other strategy that can help you achieve greater self-mastery will be changing from short-term focus to long term focus. What’s standing in the way of you reaching the level of success you desire, enjoying a great relationship, or seeing your abs for the first time? Is the problem that you don’t know enough? The problem is that as human beings we It seek pleasure, just like any other animal. The advantage humans have over animals is the ability to make decisions and not follow instinct. The disadvantage humans have is the ability to create pleasurable foods and activities that are detrimental to long-term success and survival. Through the process of self-mastery we can strive for greater balance and greater success. Negative behaviors have short-term rewards. Eating ice cream or watching TV are rewarding immediately. They can be harmful in the long-term, but they pay off right now. When you adopt a long-term focus, you will learn to always consider the long-term implications of your behavior action before you indulge in it. This is part of the process of relentless self-mastery!
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